This website is run by the lawyers in the Adolescent Health project at the the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL). NCYL is a non-profit legal organization that works to ensure young people have the resources, support, and opportunities they need for a fair start in life. NCYL believes that young people must be able to take ownership of their own bodies and reproductive decisions.
National Center for Youth Law inherited the California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide from the National Partnership for Women & Families in cooperation with the National Health Law Program. These organizations have long been committed to improving access to health care with a special focus on disadvantaged communities and individuals. Many lawyers and other professionals worked on the original guidebook, which NCYL has since adapted for an online audience. NCYL worked with youth focus groups to ensure the final website provides legal information and resources in an easy-to-digest way for its intended audience: pregnant and parenting youth. The work to make this website possible was funded by the California Endowment and the WebMD Health Foundation.